Navigation Links
Philadelphia Malpractice Lawyers at Console & Hollawell Explore Negligence as Overdoses from Prescription Painkillers Now Kill More People than Heroin
Date:1/8/2013

Marlton, NJ (PRWEB) January 08, 2013

Overdoses from prescription painkillers kill an estimated 15,000 people each year in the United States, more than those caused by heroin and cocaine combined, according to a report published by TODAY. Many patients across the country aren’t taking these powerful medications to get high, the report stated. Instead, patients use the painkillers per their doctor’s orders, and develop addictions to them from regimented, extended use as an unexpected consequence. The alarming spike in overdose deaths has caught the attention of malpractice attorneys across the country. In Philadelphia, personal injury lawyer Richard P. Console Jr. believes the responsibility rests with doctors to explore all options when treating patient pain and not rely solely on painkillers.

“Many of these medications are in the opioid class, which is the same type of drug as heroin,” said Console. “Patients aren’t prepared for how addictive these narcotic painkillers can be and how they’re bodies might respond to them. Doctors prescribing them have a duty to monitor their patients closely for signs of addiction. Getting patients addicted to narcotic painkillers is a clear breach of the standard of care and may be a sign of negligence.”

The number of deaths reportedly caused by prescription painkillers has risen by more than 300 percent since 1999. Reported fatalities linked to these drugs also coincide with a 400 percent increase in the number of prescriptions written for them over the same time period. Doctors seeking to relieve pain for their patients quickly, rather than taking time to explore all treatment options may be widen
'/>"/>

Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Honda Issues Recall of 800K Vehicles, Philadelphia Attorneys at Console & Hollawell Warn Consumers of Their Potential Risks
2. People in crowdsourcing challenge find defibrillators in Philadelphia
3. Avid Collector Seeks Jimi Hendrix 1968 Electric Factory Philadelphia Concert Poster
4. Looming malpractice
5. Wake-Up Call: Medical Malpractice Attorneys at Console & Hollawell Express Concern After Surgeon Gives Hepatitis B to Patients
6. A Serious Problem: Medical Malpractice Lawyers at Console & Hollawell React to Alarming Doctor Error Statistics from Johns Hopkins University Researchers
7. Johns Hopkins malpractice study: Surgical never events occur at least 4,000 times per year
8. Kernicterus Brain Damage in Babies Linked to Medical Malpractice
9. E-Records Linked to Fewer Malpractice Claims
10. Alex Galindo, Attorney and Partner at Curd, Galindo & Smith, LLP, Court Wins Against the County of Riverside's Motion to Dismiss Medical Malpractice Case
11. Doctors Detail High Costs of Fighting Malpractice Claims
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/9/2014)... stromal support cells and immune cells and the ... the development of diseases could open new therapeutic ... the conclusion of a review article by scientists from ... Nature . , Prof. Peter Carmeliet: "Consider the review ... cancer cells has been examined in minute detail for ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... feelings are personal and subjective, the human brain ... represents emotions across different senses, situations and even ... neuroscientist Adam Anderson. , "We discovered that fine-grained ... an area of the brain associated with emotional ... an individual,s subjective feeling," says Anderson, associate professor ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... for more than watching World Cup highlights, Brian Williams ... landing in unfortunate positions on railings. A University of ... Online Journal shows that YouTube also allows researchers, ... public on topics of skin cancer and prevention. , ... the future of how we communicate around the world," ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... labels handed out by pharmacists may be misread ... according to new research by the University of ... Blind)., The study, published recently in the ... prescription medications dispensed by pharmacies do not consistently ... simply following recommended guidelines for font size, use ...
(Date:7/9/2014)... microbiologists from the Keck School of Medicine of ... that mice lacking a specific component of the ... potentially fatal complication of infection. The discovery suggests ... reduce inflammation in human autoimmune and hyper-inflammatory diseases ... , The study was published online on June ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Wake-up call for more research into cell metabolism 2Health News:Study cracks how the brain processes emotions 2Health News:Study of dermatology on YouTube shows new ways science reaches public 2Health News:Most prescription labels fail to meet guidelines, risking dosage errors 2
... U.S. Department of Energy,s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have ... design of a "medical synchrotron" capable of delivering precision ... damage to surrounding healthy tissue. The new device would ... systems, potentially increasing the availability and benefits of this ...
... There is a new,Internet service available that changes the ... stay informed, it allows,long-term care providers to give them regular ... text message without families having,to call, no matter where they ... to do and too little time. It,s a common problem ...
... and digital radiography highlighted at RSNA 2008 , ... Siemens Healthcare ( ... from fluoroscopy and digital radiography to interventional radiology, at ... Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) from November 30 ...
... Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: IDIX ) announced today that ... Conference on Wednesday, December 3, 2008 at 4:30p.m. ET at ... , The live and archived ... of Events" in the Idenix Investor Center at www.idenix.com ...
... Inc.,(Nasdaq: CEPH ) and ImmuPharma PLC (LSE: ... have signed an Option Agreement,providing Cephalon with an option ... Lupuzor(TM) for the treatment of Systemic Lupus,Erythematosus. ImmuPharma ... in patients in Europe and Latin America. , ...
... 25 Peregrine,Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ... monoclonal antibodies for the treatment of serious ... U.S. Patent and Trademark,Office has issued U.S. ... covering anti-viral applications of antibodies that directly ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Physicists receive patent for improved cancer therapy device 2Health News:Physicists receive patent for improved cancer therapy device 3Health News:New Internet Service Delivers Relief to Families of Those in Long-Term Care 2Health News:Siemens Demonstrates Flexibility, Enhanced Workflow and Imaging Excellence 2Health News:Siemens Demonstrates Flexibility, Enhanced Workflow and Imaging Excellence 3Health News:Siemens Demonstrates Flexibility, Enhanced Workflow and Imaging Excellence 4Health News:Siemens Demonstrates Flexibility, Enhanced Workflow and Imaging Excellence 5Health News:Siemens Demonstrates Flexibility, Enhanced Workflow and Imaging Excellence 6Health News:Cephalon and ImmuPharma Sign a $15 million Option Agreement for Late- Stage Experimental Lupus Medication 2Health News:Cephalon and ImmuPharma Sign a $15 million Option Agreement for Late- Stage Experimental Lupus Medication 3Health News:Cephalon and ImmuPharma Sign a $15 million Option Agreement for Late- Stage Experimental Lupus Medication 4Health News:Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Awarded Broad New U.S. Patent for Anti-Viral Applications of Phospholipid-Targeting Antibodies 2Health News:Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Awarded Broad New U.S. Patent for Anti-Viral Applications of Phospholipid-Targeting Antibodies 3Health News:Peregrine Pharmaceuticals Awarded Broad New U.S. Patent for Anti-Viral Applications of Phospholipid-Targeting Antibodies 4
(Date:1/15/2014)... DUBLIN , Jan. 15, 2014  Research and Markets ... "Dental Consumables Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, ... report to their offering. (Logo: ... products which are used on patients in order to ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... , Jan. 15, 2014  Celsion Corporation (the "Company") (NASDAQ: ... received commitments from institutional investors to purchase an aggregate ... in an at-the-market registered direct offering, led by a ... into definitive purchase agreements with these investors pursuant to ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... BreedIT Corp (OTC: BRDT), through its Israeli ... sophisticated agro-breeding solutions for plant breeders and researchers, today ... of directors appointed chemistry and pharmaceutical industry expert Dr. ... the board. From 1975 to 2012, Dr. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Dental Consumables Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast, 2013 - 2018 2Dental Consumables Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends And Forecast, 2013 - 2018 3Celsion Corporation Announces $15 Million At-The-Market Registered Direct Offering 2Celsion Corporation Announces $15 Million At-The-Market Registered Direct Offering 3BreedIT (OTC: BRDT) Appoints Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Industry Expert Dr. Ben-Zion Weiner to Its Board of Directors 2BreedIT (OTC: BRDT) Appoints Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Industry Expert Dr. Ben-Zion Weiner to Its Board of Directors 3
... DIEGO, Aug. 12, 2011 / PRNewswire/ -- Halozyme ... company developing and commercializing products targeting the extracellular ... at the Wedbush 2011 Life Sciences Conference in New ... at 9:10 a.m. EDT (6:10 a.m. PDT). To listen ...
... WOODLANDS, Texas, Aug. 11, 2011 Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, ... company focused on discovering breakthrough treatments for human disease, ... , Lexicon,s president and chief executive officer, will present ... on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at 1:15 p.m. Eastern ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Halozyme Therapeutics to Present at the Wedbush 2011 Global Healthcare Conference on August 17 2Lexicon Pharmaceuticals to Present at the Wedbush 2011 Life Sciences Management Access Conference 2
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... a national reference laboratory and a worldwide ... ARUP offers an extensive test menu of ... clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by the ... more than half of the nation's university ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... ARUP Laboratories is a national reference ... laboratory research and development. ARUP offers an ... unique medical tests in clinical and anatomic ... ARUP Laboratories' clients include more than half ...
Medicine Products: